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Prince George beams as Palace releases latest King Charles Coronation pics

They played a small, but vital, role in helping King Charles and Queen Camilla through the Coronation. Today the royal Pages of Honour were centre stage again as the release of a new photograph of them with the King and Queen.

The eight boys, including the King’s grandson Prince George, were tasked with carrying the Monarchs’ robes down the aisle of Westminster Abbey.

A beaming George, nine, stands at the centre of the photo, which was taken after last Saturday’s ceremony in Buckingham Palace’s throne room.

Alongside him from left to right are Ralph Tollemache, Oliver Cholmondeley, Nicholas Barclay, Freddy Parker Bowles, Arthur Elliot, Gus Lopes and Louis Lopes.

George, Oliver, Ralph, and Nicholas, acted as pages for Charles, while Camilla was tended by her three grandsons, Gus, Louis and Freddy and her great nephew Arthur.

Also in the shot by royal photographer Hugo Burnand were the Ladies in Attendance, the Marchioness of Lansdowne (left) and the Queen’s sister Annabel Elliot.

It has been published with another image, capturing the Crown’s new line of succession.

Charles, flanked by his heirs Prince William and Prince George, are shown in full royal regalia.

The King looks stately and serious on a 1902 throne, wearing the Imperial State Crown and Robe of Estate, holding the Sovereign’s Orb and Sceptre with Cross.

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William, 40, and his son George are also wearing their robes, but smiling broadly, bringing a touch of family warmth to the scene.

Charles’ throne is one of a pair made in 1902 for his great grandfather George V, when as Prince of Wales, he attended his father Edward VII’s Coronation.

The chairs were also used at the 1937 enthronement of Charles’ grandfather George VI, and last year when the new King and Queen were addressed by MPs at Westminster Hall.

Mr Burnand took the photographs during a shoot in Buckingham Palace’s Throne Room shortly after members of the Royal Family stepped inside from their appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

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The publication follows the release of four pictures earlier in the week of the King and Queen separately, together, and with all the working royals.

Mr Burnand also photographed the wedding of Prince William and Princess Kate in 2011 as well as the nuptials of Charles and Camilla in 2005.

He told The Independent this year’s coronation pictures were taken amid a “lovely buzz” and “cosy feeling” as the Royals and their friends milled about.

The photographer only had one hour to take the photographs, which have appeared in magazines and newspapers around the world.

Society photographer Cecil Beaton’s Coronation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is mirrored in Mr Burnand’s individual shot of the king.

Charles’s pose mirrors his mothers, who celebrated her coronation in 1953.

The first release of the King’s official coronation photos was accompanied by the issuing of a statement from the Monarch.

Signing his message Charles R, the King said: “We thank you, each and every one.”

He used the message to reaffirm his dedication to serving the country, stating he and Camilla would “rededicate” their lives to service.

Charles added: “To know that we have your support and encouragement, and to witness your kindness expressed in so many different ways, has been the greatest possible Coronation gift, as we now rededicate our lives to serving the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and Commonwealth.”

The King also paid tribute to the “countless people who have given their time and dedication to ensuring that the celebrations in London, Windsor and further afield were as happy, safe and enjoyable as possible”.

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